Discovering Psychology Book

Discovering Psychology

  • Author : Don H. Hockenbury
  • Publisher : Worth Pub
  • Release Date : 2006-08-04
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 587
  • ISBN 10 : 0716785730

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Discovering Psychology  The Science of Mind Book

Discovering Psychology The Science of Mind

  • Author : John T. Cacioppo
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2012-03-16
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 944
  • ISBN 10 : 9781133707288

Discovering Psychology The Science of Mind Excerpt :

In this fresh new offering to the Intro Psychology course, authors John Cacioppo and Laura Freberg portray psychology as being an integrative science in two ways. First, they have written a text that reflects psychology's rightful place as a hub science that draws from and is cited by research in many other fields. Second, this text presents psychology as a unified science that seeks a complete understanding of the human mind, rather than as a loosely organized set of autonomous subspecialties. As psychology moves rapidly toward maturity as an integrative, multidisciplinary field, the introductory course offers an opportunity to teach all of psychology in one place and at one time. This text reflects that evolution--and the authors' excitement about it. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Through a Hedge Backwards Volume 1  Rats and Stats  Discovering Psychology in the Swinging Sixties Book

Through a Hedge Backwards Volume 1 Rats and Stats Discovering Psychology in the Swinging Sixties

  • Author : Ian Hills
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017-02-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 9780995399426

Through a Hedge Backwards Volume 1 Rats and Stats Discovering Psychology in the Swinging Sixties Excerpt :

The life of a 1960s psychology student. This first volume of the "Through a Hedge Backwards" memoir series captures the life of a student of psychology at Queensland University in ultra-conservative Brisbane in the swinging sixties. The author has an intimate knowledge of psychology in Australia and provides an insider's view of the development of the profession through its adolescent years. The book delivers a critical examination of the behind-the-scenes manoeuvrings to resolve the serious issues facing the profession, told against the backdrop of the social history of the times. This critique of the history and politics of Australian psychology is leavened with controversial theories, anecdotes of student life, street marches, wild parties and the life of a singer-songwriter. And Ian has a secret problem. He is uncoordinated, half-blind, dyslexic and can't hold his drink. His struggle to overcome these hidden weaknesses is woven through his story with a light but thoughtful touch.

Discovering Cultural Psychology Book

Discovering Cultural Psychology

  • Author : Walter J. Lonner
  • Publisher : IAP
  • Release Date : 2007-06-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 433
  • ISBN 10 : 9781607526070

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This book is a landmark in contemporary cultural psychology. Ernest Boesch’s synthesis of ideas is the first comprehensive theory of culture in psychology since Wilhelm Wundt’s Völkerpsychologie of the first decades of the twentieth century. Cultural psychology of today is an attempt to advance the program of research that was charted out by Wundt—yet at times we are carefully avoiding direct recognition of such continuity. While Wundt’s experimental psychology has been hailed as the root for contemporary scientific psychology, the other side of his contribution— ethnographic analysis of folk traditions and higher psychological functions— has been largely discredited as something disconnected from the scientific realm. As an example of “soft” science—lacking the “hardness” of experimentation—it has been considered to be an esoteric hobby of the founding father of contemporary psychology. Of course that focus is profoundly wrong—the opposition “soft” versus “hard” just does not fit as a metalevel organizer of any science. Yet the rhetoric discounting the descriptive side of Wundt’s psychology is merely an act of social guidance of what psychologists do—not a way of creating knowledge.

Discovering Biological Psychology Book

Discovering Biological Psychology

  • Author : Laura Freberg
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 483
  • ISBN 10 : 0324829612

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With its comprehensive, authoritative coverage and student-centered pedagogy, DISCOVERING BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY, International Edition is ideal for a broad range of students taking a beginning undergraduate course in biological or physiological psychology. The book provides a foundational understanding of the structure and function of the nervous system and its relationship to both typical and disordered human behavior. Written by an author with nearly 30 years of teaching experience at schools ranging from community colleges to the Ivy League, this text presents classic concepts, current topics, and cutting-edge research in a style that is both accessible to beginning and less-prepared students and appealing to students with stronger backgrounds. As a result, the book allows instructors to teach a rigorous course that does not oversimplify the material, while keeping students excited and engaged. Reviewers have praised the text's clear narrative, high-interest examples, pedagogy, and purposeful art program. The Second Edition is supported by a comprehensive and contemporary media package that includes animations, videos, lectures and an image gallery on Microsoft« PowerPoint« slides, student response system content, and a time-saving online homework and course management system.

The Lost Art of Compassion Book
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The Lost Art of Compassion

  • Author : Lorne Ladner
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061748691

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Now in paperback, this practical guide to cultivating compassion delivers Buddhist and psychological insight right where we need it most—navigating the difficulties of our daily lives. Compassion is often seen as a distant, altruistic ideal cultivated by saints, or as an unrealistic response of the naively kind-hearted. Seeing compassion in this way, we lose out on experiencing the transformative potential of one of our most neglected inner resources. Dr Lorne Ladner rescues compassion from this marginalised view, showing how its practical application in our life can be a powerful force in achieving happiness. Combining the wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism and Western psychology, Ladner presents clear, effective practices for cultivating compassion in daily living.

The Psychology of Inner Peace Book

The Psychology of Inner Peace

  • Author : Sayyed Mohsen Fatemi
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-06-24
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108489508

The Psychology of Inner Peace Excerpt :

This book sheds new light on the psychology of peace and demonstrates the role of heartfulness in implementing genuine peace.

Psychology and Life Book

Psychology and Life

  • Author : Richard J Gerrig
  • Publisher : Pearson Higher Education AU
  • Release Date : 2015-05-20
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 750
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442551909

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Bringing the science of psychology to life! The 2nd Australasian edition of Psychology and Life emphasises the science of psychology, with a special focus on applying that science to students’ everyday lives. As a result, the features of Psychology and Life support a central theme: psychology as a science, with a focus on applying that science to real life experiences. Australasian research, examples and statistics help make the theory even more relevant for today’s students. Psychology and Life 2e provides a rigorous, research-centred survey of the discipline while offering students special features and learning aids that will make the science of psychology relevant, spark their interest and excite their imaginations.

Psychology Book


  • Author : Sandra E. Hockenbury
  • Publisher : Worth
  • Release Date : 2018-03-15
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 864
  • ISBN 10 : 131918765X

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This acclaimed classroom favourite makes the science of psychology come alive for students, with personal stories that exemplify important concepts in a student-friendly way and coverage of the field’s scientific foundations and advances. The substantially updated new edition extends the book’s focus on developing scientific literacy in the context of psychology, with new features in print and in the book’s new online course space, LaunchPad. These features are the result of the book’s most dramatic addition—Sandra Hockenbury’s new writing partnership with co-author, Susan Nolan, who shares her belief that the introductory course can help all kinds of students develop a real understanding of psychology and lasting scientific literacy without sacrificing the field’s research core. The book can also be purchased with the breakthrough online resource, LaunchPad, which offers innovative media content, curated and organised for easy assignability. LaunchPad's intuitive interface presents quizzing, flashcards, animations and much more to make learning actively engaging.

Catalog of Copyright Entries  Third Series Book
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Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series

  • Author : Library of Congress. Copyright Office
  • Publisher : Copyright Office, Library of Congress
  • Release Date : 1979
  • Genre: Copyright
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105119498405

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Discovering the Social Mind Book

Discovering the Social Mind

  • Author : Christopher D. Frith
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2016-08-19
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317247234

Discovering the Social Mind Excerpt :

In the World Library of Psychologists series, international experts themselves present career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces - extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, and their major practical theoretical contributions. Christopher D. Frith has an international reputation as an eminent scholar and pioneer in the fields of schizophrenia, consciousness, and social cognition. A specially written introduction gives an overview of his career and contextualises the selection in relation to changes in the field during this time. This collection reflects the various directions of Frith’s work, which has become increasingly philosophically oriented throughout his career, and enables the reader to trace major developments in these areas over the last forty years. Frith has had his work nominated for the Royal Society Science Book Award and, in 2009, was awarded the Fyssen Foundation Prize for his work on neuropsychology. He has also been awarded several prestigious prizes for his collaborative work with Uta Frith. This book is an essential read for those students and researchers engaged in the fields of social cognition, cognitive psychology and consciousness studies.